But he, and the audience, are often reminded that he doesn’t have a clue what it means to struggle, be an outsider, or even consider broader perspectives, particularly in episode nine, when he walks into the Alvarez apartment wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt.
“Viva la revolución, am I right?” he says, at which point every member of the family reminds him that the countercultural image on his shirt represents a right-hand man of Fidel Castro who committed mass murder.
“It’s like if you walked into a Jewish home wearing a Hitler shirt,” Penelope (Justina Machado) explains.
“Or into Taylor Swift’s home wearing a Kanye shirt,” adds Alex (Ruiz). Naturally that finally drives the point home for Schneider. “Oh my God!” he says in horror, finally ripping off the garment and apologizing.